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Careers at Norfolk Southern

At Norfolk Southern, We Move America

With 16,000 employees in the field and more than 3,300 in our Atlanta headquarters, we move the cars you drive, the steel that built your town, and the seeds that grow our food. We’ve been moving America’s economy for almost 200 years, and now, we’re building the railroad of the future with state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge innovation.


Railroads do big things. At Norfolk Southern, so can you.

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Start Your Career

Whether it’s your first job or a new professional chapter, start your career with a company grounded in the past but focused on the future, with a culture that shares your values and offers unlimited possibilities.

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Field Operations Leadership

Norfolk Southern field ops leaders keep America moving with dedication and teamwork. In return, we offer exceptional benefits, compensation, and opportunities to grow.

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Technology & Innovation

Every day our technology team leverages state-of-the-art technology like AI and edge computing to build the railroad of the future. Join us to create solutions that drive a safer and more sustainable supply chain.

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Jobs at Atlanta HQ

In Atlanta’s Tech Square, there’s a job for you driving the future of America’s supply chain, with best-in-class benefits, a collaborative culture, and unlimited opportunities for growth.

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Train Crews & Dispatchers

Our crews and dispatchers literally move America’s economy. Looking for a great benefits and compensation package and opportunities to lead? Join us to keep our operations — and the economy — rolling.

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Mechanical, Electrical & Other Trades

Our trades colleagues keep our trains rolling. With industry-leading training, competitive benefits and compensation, and the level of responsibility you’ve been looking for, come help us keep Norfolk Southern moving.

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Power the Future While Building Yours

Our 20,000 employees come from a range of professional backgrounds. Whether you’re just starting your career path, transitioning from military service, or are a seasoned expert in your field, we value what you’ve already achieved, and we have a place for you to build your future and help build ours.

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    Women in Operations

    At the heart of our operations is a diverse group of women — from craft trainees to the C-suite — dedicated to our customer-centric, operations-driven company, grounded in safety. Bring your talent, experience, and passion for moving America’s economy to Norfolk Southern and see all the ways you can contribute and grow.

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    The experience and leadership you learned in America’s armed services opens the door for you to join one of our nation’s oldest companies, with great benefits and unlimited opportunities for growth, all while you continue serving your country in a whole new way.

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    With real-world work experience, training and coaching, and networking opportunities, Norfolk Southern’s paid internship program exposes you to professional opportunities you can leverage in academics or in your future career. (And our new building in Tech Square is pretty cool too).


Financial Security

Becoming a railroader for Norfolk Southern bring best-in-class compensation and retirement benefit packages, including benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board, as well as other financial benefits.

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Career Development

We are continually investing in our people through training programs and cross-functional experiences to help them grow, develop skills, and build the next generation of Norfolk Southern leaders.

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With wellness programs for physical, mental, financial, and social well-being, we support our employees with programs that work best for them, their lives, and their work environment.

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Whether in the field or at our Atlanta Tech Square headquarters, we offer perks to all our employees to make their work-life balance a little easier as they support their families and the communities where they live.

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We care about each other, our customers, the communities we serve, and the planet we call home. That’s who we are, in everything we do, and our decisions reflect our values.

Everything Starts With Safety

For Norfolk Southern, everything starts with safety. Our mission is to provide safe and reliable service to our customers and the communities we serve and protect the health and safety of our employees.

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Sustainability Means Business

From carbon-reducing initiatives to land conservation to the energy efficiency of our new HQ, we are in the business of building a better planet.

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Diverse Perspectives Make Us Stronger

We are building a company where every employee can thrive. We know that diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds drive innovation and a stronger, more successful organization.

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